(Comment on Åsa Samsioe’s article “It's getting more and more absurd...”)

In Sanathana Sarathi, July 1995, page 171-2, we read Sathya Sai Baba telling us: Doctors know that in the eye there are billions of cells which react to light rays. If any of these cells are affected, the vision is affected….” And “I am 70 years now. I can see even an ant that is far away. It is physical power. What is the reason? Diet control. My weight has remains the same for over 60 years – 108 lbs only.” (see also Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 28 - p. 186).

Sathya Sai Baba claims his weight is always 108 lbs!

Nine years ago when Sathya Sai Baba claimed he did the hair dryer farce was July 1994, a year before this published statement! In November 1998 V.K. Narasimhan, the editor of Sanathana Sarathi, told me that Baba had told him that he has been 110 lbs. in weight without increase or decrease for 20 years. Where the extra 2 lbs came from is anyone's guess... a sound dinner, perhaps. He told me that Sathya Sai Baba had just told him that he was in 100% good health. This was in late 1998! So how can he have had a damaged retina even then? He must be telling some massive fibs (i.e. divine untruths!).

It sounds highly unlike that hot air from a hair dryer would damage the retina…. a medical one-off freak accident? One might just understand it perhaps if it were the cornea which protects the retina but even that seems unlikely. Unless, of course, it was another ‘divine leela’ (LOL). Another thing V.K. Narasimhan told me in 1998 was that Sathya Sai Baba had just told of some of the accidents he had suffered. One was in the 80s when Sai Geetha, the elephant, had pierced one of his eyes with one of the hairs on her trunk, which are as sharp as needles. This had caused him much pain at the time and a bloodshot eye, he had told N., but he said that it had healed naturally without medication. I saw he had a blood-red eye for some weeks early in 1985, and also again some years later.

Sai Baba claims he never loses weight at all

In his discourse at the hospital in Whitefield (June 3, 1995) Sathya Sai Baba also said: “Purity, patience and perseverance. With these three you are bound to acquire good health and bliss. You may believe it or not. But the truth is that these three are responsible for my health (Arogya) and bliss (Ananda). I am always happy. I should like to run but there is no place where I can do so. I can lift anybody at this age.” (Sanathana Sarathi July 1995, p. 173)

But no longer, only 8 years later … with his hip joint condition which reportedly is chronic and degenerative osteo arthritis. What went wrong? Did sexual impurity catch up with him? Or also having lost patience at Christmas 2000 with his accusers?


Sai Baba has often insisted that his weight has remain at (the divine number of) 108 lbs (how quaintly absurd). He evidently forgot that he had also said in a discourse: “…Swami started eating rice food which students take. He lost 6 kgs in weight during 20 days’ stay at Kodaikanal. In Puttaparthi, Satyajit was in the habit of taking My weight now and then. When Swami was in Puttaparthi He weighed 108 lbs. At Kodaikanal, when weight was taken, it showed a reduction by 6 kilos. Swami weighed less than 100 lbs.” (Sanathana Sarathi, June 1998, page 146.)

All typical stuff from Sathya Sai Baba. Body weight also changes during each day, 2 lbs beings the difference between, say, before and after drinking water and eating a light meal? Water weights 2.2lbs. per litre, and Sathya Sai Baba has also warned everyone that they should drink at least 6 glasses of water daily in the hot climate of Southern India.

In Sanathana Sarathi, Nov. 1998, he is quoted as saying in connection with fruit offerings to him at the Paduka pooja: “Do they think I am Kumbakarna? I do not even take meals, then what are the fruits for.” But those who doubt his appetite for food and fruit should take a look at the visual proof… pictures at http://members.tripod.com/saisat0/pics3.htm


In 1998 V.K. Narasimhan told me that Sathya Sai Baba had told him definitively that he had not had his hair cut for 20 years! However, photos taken of Sathya Sai Baba through that period show clearly that (around 1993/4?) his hair was suddenly seen to be about 1/3 or less of the volume it normally had. Then it slowly grew out again. I was present at the ashram at that time and observed this closer crop of his hair. So Sathya Sai Baba can tell his followers anything he likes, whether true or not, accurate or not, and get away with it! There have been any number of photos showing Sathya Sai Baba before and after a haircut (though this fact is never mentioned by devotees, of course. The condition of his thinning hair in 2010 is shown here. Even from these photos, all taken within a few years after 2004, one can see that his hair has been trimmed, fashioned etc. It is claimed too by Indian skeptics that he dyes his hair to keep it black, as he once predicted it would always be, and that he suffers from a bad skin condition as a result.

SATHYA SAI BABA'S CONTINUAL 'ME! ME! ME!' (quotes below from Sanathana Sarathi, September 2001, p.257).

Sai Baba declaration that everyone loves him.

"I do not suffer form any kind of disease because there is no trace of greed in Me. That is why I am always healthy...". But now it seems that things have changed somewhat? Is a hip joint that crumbles and needs steel reinforcement not ANY kind of disease?

"There is no trace of anger or hatred in Me and hence everyone loves Me" and  "Someone says that Sai Baba is angry with X or Y. Sai Baba has no ill feeling towards anyone. Equally, nobody is hostile to Bhagawan. Everyone loves and none hates Bhagawan. Bhagawan's mission is well known." (Sathya Sai Baba in his discourse 11th August 2001 in Sai Kulwant Hall, Prasanthi Nilayam)

Who can't think of plenty of people who do not love Sathya Sai Baba? Anyone who thinks not should see the Public Petition signed by about 1,500 people, often with comments that prove my point. Even so, meny signers' comments have been removed as being too hateful.

In the same discourse, Sathya Sai Baba proclaims for about the 100th time: "Selfishness cannot be seen in Me from My toenail to the tips of My hair." (Applause)" Extraordinary claim, for I have never seen selfishness in toenails or the tips of anyone's hair! This is all just absurd crowing about 'Me and My'. Why does he feel the need to protest and protest his innocence?

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